Scotland’s History Online


A new online portal has been launched to help pupils, teachers and the general public learn more about Scotland’s history.

Scotland’s History Online features more than 200 topics ranging from prehistoric times to the modern day.

The story of Scotland and its people is told through a wide range of interactive material alongside links to more than 1,000 other online resources.

The website was developed by Learning and Teaching Scotland.


October 28, 2009. Tags: , , . 1. Leave a comment.

Standard Grade Bitesize


The Standard Grade Bitesize pages on the BBC Scotland Learning website have recently been relaunched with a new look. Further work is to be undertaken on the pages and the plan is to add subjects at different levels so this is work in progress.

October 26, 2009. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.

Glow Update

This term has seen the start of the roll out of Glow to Highland schools. We have created 29 secondary Glow portals and 184 primary school portals. We have now registered nearly 1600 teachers with a Glow account. If you want a Glow account ask your HT to submit your name to the ICT Unit Helpdesk.

November will see the start of a training programme in Glow. For details of these CPD events check the Highland CPD calendar. There will also be representatives of the Glow pilot, that is being held in the Mallaig ASG, at the Highland Learning Festival in Dingwall on October 27th and 28th to share their experiences of Glow so far.

The picture below shows pupils from Arisaig Primary, Lady Lovat Primary, Mallaig Primary , Inverie Primary and Mallaig High school all sharing a French lesson using Glow Meet.

mallaig asg meet.tiff

October 8, 2009. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.

Egyptian tomb adventure


The National Museum of Scotland had developed a new interactive web site.   Find out more about being an archaeologist, but watch out for snakes and scorpions!

This is one of many activities on the education & activities section of the National Museums Scotland website.

October 7, 2009. Tags: , . 1. Leave a comment.

New BBC Primary History Site


The BBC has developed the way in which Primary History is supported with a new site

It covers 6 primary history topics – Ancient Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Children in Victorian Britain and Children of WW2 – and includes a photo and video library, an interactive timeline, quizzes, activities and games.

October 1, 2009. Tags: , . 1. Leave a comment.